A Tour of the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is offering a tour and history of the ill-fated Clinton–Kalamazoo Canal on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Cost is $12/Museum Members, $18/nonmembers. This program includes a boxed lunch.

Old Black and White photo of theClinton-Kalamazoo Canal and bridge

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 11 via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

The Clinton Kalamazoo Canal started in 1837 as Michigan’s first internal public works project and ended as a failure in 1843. The canal stretched from Mt. Clemens to Rochester and intended to cross the State all the way to Lake Michigan.

Carpooling starts and ends at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills. Guests can also join the tour at 10:00 a.m. at the Clinton Township Hall in the Historic Village at Romeo Plank and Canal Road, just south of the Clinton-Macomb Library. Pre-registration is required to participate in this program.

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